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I know this topic has been beaten to death, but I haven't seen any recent costs.
I just called Keyes Acura in Van Nuys today and got the following costs :

Timing Belt/Water Pump replacement, with new timing belt cover, cam seals, etc. - $1670.00

Clutch, Pressure Plate, Flywheel Replacement - $3360.00

60,000 Mile Service - $1,100.00

I really didn't spend the time yet to get the parts/labor breakdown, but I certainly will before I do it.

Seems like the Timing Belt price was equivalent to other prices I've seen on this site, but the Clutch seemed quite high. The 60,000 mile service seemed almost double what I've seen here. Have prices gone up substantially, or is it just LA again? :frown:
 
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I just got my timing belt service done + water pump, all drive belts, some seals and new tb cover for $1000. And that price was from two dealerships here in austin, tx.

Did the clutch on my old 92 NSX and that was about 1200 for parts and got it installed for about $600.

No quote yet on the 60k service, but that price does seem high.
 
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Those prices range from slightly high (60K) to somewhat high (timing belt) to extremely high (clutch).

If I were you, I would take a trip down to Huntington Beach to have the services done at Autowave. Call them first; I'm sure they'll be happy to quote you prices over the phone. And let us know how it turns out!
 
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For a 1994 this is a ridiculous clutch replacement cost. Should be $2200 maybe slightly higher.

Other services are also high, and they are giving you no break on labor since the T/Belt and 60K have overlapping labor.

I am with Ken, go to Autowave:). I am sure you will save a bundle
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Is there some reason that flywheel replacement is often / always called out on an NSX clutch job? I've never replaced a flywheel for a clutch job. I've had them turned when they were grooved, and I've scuffed them up with a DA when they were glazed, but the only time I've ever replaced a flywheel was when I put an aluminum one in the racecar, and I didn't do it as part of a clutch job - just bolted the old clutch back on the new flywheel because it was in good shape. I guess I can sort of understand if it's a "while you're in there" replacement, but is there a technical / wear reason to do so?
 
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Thanks for the input, guys. I will check out Autowave, although Huntington Beach is quite a ways from Studio City. I wish there was someone closer to me that was an NSX specialist. It's hard to believe it's that hard to find an NSX expert in Los Angeles !
I've also been talking to Sam at Speed Gallery, who had a trickd out '91 NSX himself, but they mostly work on Porsche's. He's interested in getting into the NSX market also.
 
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contact Niguel Motors
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Ramon Quintinita
Factory Trained Technician
27140-B Cabot Road
Laguna Hills, CA 92653

Tel. (949) 348-2476

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Laguna Hills is even further from Studio City than Huntington Beach is! Heck, if you want to go further than Autowave, you may as well go all the way down to Oceanside for Applied Motorsports! :D

Seriously, though, I'm sure there are dealers closer to you, and some of them may have a lot of NSX experience, but they may not be all that much cheaper than the dealer you already tried. Autowave will almost certainly have much better prices. I'm not aware of any other independent mechanics in your part of the Southland that have the level of NSX expertise that Autowave does (and I wouldn't let anyone without a lot of experience on the NSX tackle such complicated services).

You might try asking on the Southwest forum for other recommendations...
 
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Here's is a breakdown of what I paid last month...

Parts:
Timing Belt: 174.00
Water Pump: 250.00
Alternator Belt: 33.02
Compressor Belt: 20.91

Labor: 898.80

Total: 1349.73

Valve Adjustment & Spark Plugs Total: 689.40
 
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I called Autowave today and spoke to Shane. From all I've heard and read on this board, he's one of the best NSX guys around. So I'm going to go with him. With all the things I'm going to do at once, his prices were very reasonable and I can be sure everything will be done properly. I guess the distance is secondary to that.
 
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SKB NSX said:
I called Autowave today and spoke to Shane. From all I've heard and read on this board, he's one of the best NSX guys around. So I'm going to go with him. With all the things I'm going to do at once, his prices were very reasonable and I can be sure everything will be done properly. I guess the distance is secondary to that.


what much do they charge for the same service?
 
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93BlkOnBlkNSX said:
Here's is a breakdown of what I paid last month...

Parts:
Timing Belt: 174.00
Water Pump: 250.00
Alternator Belt: 33.02
Compressor Belt: 20.91

Labor: 898.80

Total: 1349.73

Valve Adjustment & Spark Plugs Total: 689.40
What about Honda Coolant?
 
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Acura of Brookfield gave me a price of $1250 for tb/wp/and whatever else goes with it...btw, my car is going in tomorrow... :biggrin:
 
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Is there some reason that flywheel replacement is often / always called out on an NSX clutch job? I've never replaced a flywheel for a clutch job. I've had them turned when they were grooved, and I've scuffed them up with a DA when they were glazed, but the only time I've ever replaced a flywheel was when I put an aluminum one in the racecar, and I didn't do it as part of a clutch job - just bolted the old clutch back on the new flywheel because it was in good shape. I guess I can sort of understand if it's a "while you're in there" replacement, but is there a technical / wear reason to do so?

Hello? Is this thing on?
 
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SKB NSX said:
I called Autowave today and spoke to Shane. From all I've heard and read on this board, he's one of the best NSX guys around. So I'm going to go with him. With all the things I'm going to do at once, his prices were very reasonable and I can be sure everything will be done properly. I guess the distance is secondary to that.

IMO, Shane (and Autowave) are the way to go.

We had them do the pre-purchase work on our '98 before buying the car and they expertly picked up on a few things that the "experts" at the dealership did not.

Even though my car was in fantastic shape (42K on the odo), it is 7-years old and I went the ultra conservative route.

I had Shane to the 60K mile service, timing belt, water pump, all the hoses, all the fluids, gaskets, yada yada yada. Frankly, it wasn't cheap but basically everything but the brakes and the clutch are new/redone and the car runs like a dream.

Autowave is a bit of a drive for me too (I'm in Dana Point) and while there are good mechanics that are closer I don't think anyone does as good a job.

They aren't the cheapest (although they're a lot cheaper than the dealer) but I think they're pretty damned good and I take a lot of confidence (false or otherwise) that all three times I've actually been down to the shop they've had at least three other NSX's in being worked on. They probably touch more NSX's in a week than any other dealer in CA does in a year.
 
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contact Niguel Motors
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Ramon Quintinita
Factory Trained Technician
27140-B Cabot Road
Laguna Hills, CA 92653

Tel. (949) 348-2476

I second that. Have been real happy so far with all the jobs he has done on my 97 for half the price (in labor, since I provided most of the parts) I was quoted from other places (never asked dealer cuz I know they are always the most expensive). That doesn't count quite a few small side jobs I requested which he never charged me. :biggrin:
 
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Dave Hardy - I actually wanted a lighter flywheel, and since Shane will be putting in a new clutch, seemed like the time to do it.

NSXPT - Thanks for Ramon's info, he sounds like an excellent choice also.

Da Hapa - Thanks for the second on Shane and Autowave. Since I'm going to do the Cantrell intake with Uni, Comptech headers with Taitec Lightweight exhaust, and possibly, just possibly, the SOS Stage 1 kit, plus replace the timing belt,W/P, and all the assorted seals and plugs and belts, the clutch and assembly and the 60K service, he's given me one price inclusive of parts and labor that makes me very happy. I'd love to put a CTSC on right now, but the wife will only let me spend a certian amount of money at a time. Maybe in a few months or so.

After all, you guys know how it is to married with children ! :biggrin:
 
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What about Honda Coolant?

I have no idea? It wasn't listed in the breakdown. Now you have me worried. Are you talking about the normal radiator coolant? I'm still new with the NSX, so please if you're yanking my chain, give a :smile: .
 
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93BlkOnBlkNSX said:
I have no idea? It wasn't listed in the breakdown. Now you have me worried. Are you talking about the normal radiator coolant? I'm still new with the NSX, so please if you're yanking my chain, give a :smile: .
You should of been charged for couple gallons of HONDA Premix coolant with the t-belt/waterpump job. Unless they use bulk coolant, which may not be Genuine Honda Coolant. but less expensive. :smile:
 
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You can buy just the friction disks(2), but not the intermediate, flywheel, or pressure plate separatey. I am refering to the dual disk setup only. The 1997+ single OEM setup you can purchase the pressure plate separately.

Depending on your application the whole dual disk package is worth it, IMO.

HTH,
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SKB NSX said:
Da Hapa - Thanks for the second on Shane and Autowave. Since I'm going to do the Cantrell intake with Uni, Comptech headers with Taitec Lightweight exhaust, and possibly, just possibly, the SOS Stage 1 kit, plus replace the timing belt,W/P, and all the assorted seals and plugs and belts, the clutch and assembly and the 60K service, he's given me one price inclusive of parts and labor that makes me very happy.

You're very welcome.

Let us know how you like the Cantrell intake. I'm very intrigued by what I've read on this forum.

PS - you have PM.
 
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Dave Hardy said:
Thanks for the info.

Do folks update the older cars to the later single disk setup? Any reason not to?
The 97 and newer flywheel (22100-PR7-006)lists for over $2000.($2027.97 to be exact) Cost is the main deterrant.
 
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